San Blas Hotels

San Blas Hotels and Lodging

The Kuna people of San Blas islands offer a variety of accommodation to suit almost every budget. The more expensive options usually provide better views, comfy beds, private full bathrooms, running water, and better food. Nearly all of them are on pictures, uninhabited islands and feature plush sand beaches, hammocks, and two tours daily. The more basic options will be a little more bare-bones. Some offer little more than a hut in the sand, few have running water, and most only offer shared baths. Some of the less expensive options are still located on beautiful white sand islands, while others are located amongst local communities. The San Blas islands cover a large area and there are only two forms of transport to get to them. You either take a 4×4 from Panama City to Carti or you fly from Allbrook airport to a San Blas airport. For more info on this please see How to get there section of each San Blas Hotel
Coral Eco Lodge Tipycal Cabins Luxury Coral Eco Lodge
Swimming Pool in Coral Eco Lodge Special Dishes at Coral Eco Lodge
Coral Eco Lodge

Located adjacent to San Blas islands, Panama on the coast of the province of Colon, Coral Lodge is a great option if you want an experience a little less rustic. Coral Lodge offers 6 ecologically friendly cabanas built entirely over the water, two restaurants, beautiful golden beaches, and tropical rain forests in your backyard. Coral Lodge offers diving trips and daily tours to the San Blas Islands for beach islands and the community cultural experience. This really is a cut above the rest in regards to comfort, service and location. It is nesstled against the shore and only accessible by boat, A true luxury getaway. Book in advance.

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Cabanas Kuanidup San Blas Islands
Stunning Turquoise waters at Kuanidup Beach
Cabanas Kuanidup – From $160pp

Kuanidup in the San Blas islands, Panama is reachable from Carti and El Porvenir. This Beautiful island offers 12 basic cabanas and pristine San Blas island beaches. One of the most visually beautiful islands in the region. Good food and excellent day tours make this one of our most popular destinations in the San Blas

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Welcome to Hotel Coco Blanco
Traditional Experiences at Hotel Coco Blanco
Hotel Coco Blanco – From $170pp

Is located on Isla Ogobsibu which rests upon the crystal-clear, turquoise, waters of the Caribbean like a rain drop on a coconut palm. With only four cabanas for accommodation this petite, grassy, coconut crowned island is a quiet retreat. Hotel Coco Blanco offers unparalleled rustic tranquility in San Blas Islands.

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Cabanas at Hotel Yandup
Chilling Out in a Hammock at Hotel Yandup
Hotel Yandup

Is, possibly, the best choice for quality and luxury in the San Blas island archipelago. Yandup offers 10 spacious ocean front lodges scattered strategically around the island for comfort and privacy. A beautifully maintained beach, delicious seafood meals and twice daily tours make this one of our top picks.

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Dad Ibe Lodge Comfortable Rooms
Tipycal Cabanas at Dad Ibe Lodge
Dad Ibe Lodge

Is one of the most private island in the San Blas archipelago. The lodge has just 3 private cabins built out on over the ocean, offering stunning views of the two nearby uninhabited islands, which are close enough to swim to for some extra seclusion. Great seafood meals and daily tours are included in your package.

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Cabanas Isla Aguja in San Blas Islands
Chilling out at Cabanas Isla Aguja
Cabanas Isla Aguja – From $150pp

Isla Aguja, San Blas islands is a very comfortable choice to stay in the middle of a beautiful island, with one of the bigger San Blas beaches. Surrounded by crystalline, emerald and turquoise waters. You can also visit different islands nearby to snorkel, or simply enjoy some peacefull, alone time in a hammock.

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Comfortable Beds at Gabayai
Traditional Building at Cabanas Gabayai
Cabanas Gabayai – From $220pp

One of the most comfortable hotels in the San Blas island archipelago. The lodge has just 5 private rooms built out on stilts over the ocean, offering views of the other San Blas islands including a local town island as well as the mainland. Great seafood meals and daily tours are included. Owned by the Kuna Congresso.

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Sapibenega Hotel in San Blas Islands
Sapibenega Hotel Room
Sapibenega Hotel

Consists of six beautiful and spacious cabanas architectural designed to reflect the spirit of the Kuna culture. The lodges here are considered a notch above most of the other offerings in San Blas. Three well prepared meals, freshly caught seafood, and two daily tours are included in your accommodation package.

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Dolphin Lodge in San Blas Islands
Tipycal Cabanas at Dolphin Lodge
Dolphin Lodge

Located on Achutupu Island in the San Blas island archipelago, Dolphin Lodge offers the rustic beauty of traditional San Blas island cabanas but with all the modern comforts of a Panama City hotel. This hotel offers a ton of activities and tours, making it suitable for the more active paradise seeker.

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Tipycal Cabanas at Akwadup Lodge
Comfortable Rooms at Akwadup Lodge
Akwadup Lodge

Is set on a large coral reef in the San Blas islands, crowned by coconut palms and surrounded by the warm waters of the Caribbean. The lodge offers great views of a few other San Blas islands and the dense rain forest on the distant Panamana coastline. Great San Blas island day tours, good food and higher end comfort.

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Welcome to Hostal Nadi
Room at Hostal Nadi
Hostal Nadi

Offers the traveller a comfortable and pleasant stay in the idylic San Blas islands of Panama. There are only 5 cabanas in the hostal, three private, the other two dorm style. The hostal is located in a Kuna town so you’ll get a full experience of the Kuna culture, but no beach. They offer island beach tours.

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Hotel el Porvenir in San Blas
Rooms at El Porvenir
Hotel El Porvenir

Is a great option for those tight on time or budget. It offers simple rooms, with private bathrooms, showers, and some running water. This hotel shares the island with the the airport so if you’re up for it, you can see the plane land each morning. There is also an average beach on the island and daily tours offered.

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Kuna Niskua Lodge
Balconies at Kuna Niskua Lodge
Kuna Niskua Lodge

Is located in the heart of a bustling Kuna community with no beach on the island. This is a good option if you want to experience the interesting culture of the Kuna people. There are 10 basic rooms and all have private bathrooms and some running water. Daily trip to explore the surrounding san blas beach islands.

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Cabanas Ukuptupu in San Blas Rooms at Ukuptupu
Cabanas Ukuptupu Boat Cabanas Ukuptupu Restaurant
Cabanas Ukuptupu

Located near the San Blas airport of El Porvenir Cabanas Ukuptupu offers a range of economic and very basic hut style accommodation. No beach on the island. They offer San Blas island island day tours and three basic meals a day. Quite good for large groups as they have large capacity, not ideal otherwise.

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The Kuna Yala Indians are steeped in a centuries old way of life. While they try to make foreigners comfortable visitors should be aware that all accommodations and services are rustic by Western standards. Facilities vary dramatically so be sure to read the description well before choosing which San Blas Hotel is for you. Also very important to note: The staff of some hotels only speak Spanish and Dulegaya (a Kuna dialect of Chibcha), so if you’re linguistically challenged, make sure you pick a place where communication won’t be a barrier.  Please also remember that a hotel in San Blas will not equate to a hotel of the equivalent value in Panama City. It will be more rustic, and you are in San Blas to enjoy the nature, the beaches and the people. The Kuna Yala Indians and The San Blas Islands are one of the few real desert island, indigenous experiences left in the world…Don’t miss it.